5 Year Old Shoots 4 Year Old Sister

A four year old girl is dead after being accidentally shot by her five year old brother while playing with their father's hand gun.

Indianapolis police say the boy climbed to the top shelf of a book case to get the gun.  He then took it upstairs, pointed it at his sister, and fired.

Police found the girl in a bedroom with one gunshot wound to the head.  She was pronounced dead at the scene.

At the time, the children's father was home.

The boy and an older step sister were handed over to child protective services.